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execution meaning and definition

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Definition of execution (noun)

  1. putting a condemned person to death
  2. the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
  3. (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
  4. (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable
  5. a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out
  6. the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
  7. unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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